Meet The Venomous Pinks

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The Venomous Pinks are an all-girl punk trio hailing from Phoenix, AZ. They are Drea Doll (guitar/vocals), Gaby Kaos (guitar/bass/vocals) and Jewlz (drums/vocals). The Venomous Pinks, they say, are “influenced by Joan Jett and The Ramones“. I say they sound like The Runaways (circa 1977) meet The Donnas (circa 1999) fronted by Brody Dalle (circa 2003). They recently released their 2nd EP Exes & Whoas! (featuring guest vocals by Roger Miret of Agnostic Front on 2 tracks) and are currently my new favorite band of the week!

The Venomous Pinks‘ debut EP Three In the Pink was released in 2013, and features 5 great tracks that mix hard rock with punk. “Fight Tonight” and “Leather” sound like they’re straight off The Donnas‘ Get Skintight (1999), while “Don’t Look Back” recalls (less sludgy) Paranoid-era Black Sabbath, “Mantis” kicks out classic hardcore, and “No Rules” rocks little mid-tempo pop/punk. Excellent debut, but …

Exes & Whoas! is even better! Great title, awesome cover. On their latest EP, The Venomous Pinks‘ sound like the Southwestern sisters of L.A.’s Civet, who also mesh together all of those same influences. “Never Say Never” and “Do You Wanna?” are the 2 tracks featuring Roger Miret. Both are hardcore punk rockers that wouldn’t be out of place on a mix with some of Agnostic Front‘s best. “I Really Don’t Care” is catchy pop/punker, while “No No No” is like Betty Blowtorch [whom the band also cites as an influence] meets The Go-Go’s and that sounds amazing! However, “Can We Go?” is, for right now, my favorite track on Exes & Whoas! – but that will change I’m sure! That song will fit perfectly right after Civet‘s “Love & War” on my femme fatale punk rock mix! OK, ladies – I am definitely ready for a full album! Until then, let’s watch the video for “Never Say Never” here …

Next, let’s watch The Venomous Pinks‘ teaser clip for the upcoming video for “Can We Go?” …

Oh, and like Joan Jett who covered [quite awesomely!] the theme song for The Mary Tyler Moore Show (“Love Is All Around“), The Venomous Pinks add a punky touch to the theme song for Laverne & Shirley. I downloaded that track from their website a few months back but, now, I can’t find it anywhere. They also cover Hall & Oates“Maneater”. You can download that one for free at Bandcamp. Buy their two EPs while you’re there.

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3 thoughts on “Meet The Venomous Pinks

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  2. The Venomous Pinks are a really fun high energy garage rock chic band. I have seen Drea play in prior bands over the past ten years and become a highly accomplished lead guitarist. I’m very proud of what these gals are doing, getting their music out to a larger audience beyond Phoenix is really exciting.

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